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Neil Foley's latest book featured on ShelfLife blog

Wed, May 18, 2011
Neil Foley's latest book featured on ShelfLife blog
Prof. Neil Foley's book featured on ShelfLife blog

“Quest for Equality” examines the complicated relationship between African Americans and Mexican Americans in Texas and California during World War II and the post-war era.

Named by the Huffington Post as one of the 17 “best political and social awareness books of 2010, “Quest for Equality” provides a historical context for understanding many of the issues that divide Latinos and African Americans today.

In 2003, the census announced that Hispanics had become the nation’s largest minority group, while the percentage of African Americans had declined in many cities. This includes seven of the 10 largest cities in the United States — New York, Los Angeles, Houston, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and San Antonio.

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By Michelle Bryant
Office of Public Affairs
College of Liberal Arts

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